Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Maggie Ryan (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Laura Cameron (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Ted Vanderway (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Colette Valois (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Dean Lowrey (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Kate Cameron (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Richard Parks (14 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Sanjeev (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
 Roger Anderson (6 episodes, 2011-2012)


Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

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Tonight,New York... tomorrow, Paris... London.....Rome. See more »


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Release Date:

25 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Пан Американ  »

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16:9 HD
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The average career for a Pan Am Stewardess in the 1960's averaged around 18 months due to the strict weight, age, marital status and childlessness requirements. Pan Am required its stewardesses to be at least five foot two and weigh no more than 130 pounds. They also couldn't be married or have children. On top of that the mandatory retirement age for flight attendants was 32. At 5'1", Christina Ricci would have been too short to have been accepted, and at 31, would only have had a few months as a stewardess until she would have hit the mandatory retirement age. See more »


For the entire series, they refer to the head of Pan Am as "Juan Trippe." Juan Terry Trippe was named after a maiden aunt named Juanita Terry, and he positively loathed the name Juan. Everyone called him Terry, Terry Trippe, or simply Mr. Trippe, under fear of being fired, killed, or worse. See more »

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Great nostalgia - promising new series
26 September 2011 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I've never submitted a review to IMDb, though am a screenwriter and have my own film review blog ... but the two negative reviews of "Pan Am" compelled me to put in my own two cents.

Too much in America, viewers want TV that doesn't make them think (one reason reality shows are so popular) - but even I was surprised by the negative review here that was partially due to the multiple story lines for the "Pan Am". I was easily able to follow all the story lines and characters, and thought the show captured the period (via costumes, music, props, etc.) MUCH better than, say, something like "The Playboy Club". So, SO many people are obsessed or intrigued by the 1960s era, it's a real shame the reviewer who naively put this show down to appealing only to those who go to bed by 10pm was completely clueless that this series has a broad-based appeal for all ages, thanks to story lines and character.

And how, from one pilot episode, can one reviewer make the judgment that this would make a better miniseries? "Pam Am" is excellent in writing, acting, characterization and settling you right into 1963. Worth your time, and I hope following episodes can continue with this quality.

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